#IMWAYR – A late one!

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So Christmas is done but we are still waiting for the New Year and things are really starting to take shape over here at Blog A Book. In the next couple of weeks you will be seeing some changes here and there. If there is anything in particular that you would like to see on the blog just send me an email. So back to the late Monday’s  post.

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I finished listening to this on Audible a couple of days ago and have to say I am glad it is over.
Review will be up soon.

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This book is a title from earlier in the year but it has been waiting on my shelf for some time so I figured it would be a good opportunity to read it now and listen along the way. I have read a couple of Moriarty’s books and loved them. Have you read any?

Life

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Don’t you just love it when you have an excuse to light some scrummy Yankee Candles! The Christmas scents are particularly yummy smells. Do you have a favourite?

Crowded Christmas Shopping

That’s right – two days before Christmas being normal human beings we forgot some bits and had to brave the crowds. This is just a little part of the crowd that we encountered in Stratford Westfield.

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Of course I had to get the boy a present and he absolutely loved it – it lasted all of two days.

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AX Paris – £45

Although I am working on New Year’s Eve that doesn’t stop me thinking about what I would wear if I was actually going out. There will be a post up tomorrow with other items for an outfit to bring in the New Year. What are you wearing for the big night?

So despite it being Tuesday I hope you enjoyed my Monday post!

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It’s Monday, Let’s Do It

Good Morning Blog Lovelies

How are you all feeling on this wonderful Monday morning? As you can probably tell I am slightly excited about it being Monday. Not so much that it is the beginning of the week but at the end of this week I will be heading up to Birmingham.

Fashion Week here I come and not only will it be an epically wonderful networking opportunity but it is also the girly weekend I have been waiting for, for what seems like forever. Time away from home is very valuable these days. Time to breath, blog and reboot!

This week I would love to share with you all of the wonderful fictional things I have gained. However that is not the case. So without any more waffle!

Reading

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These bad boys have not left my side this week. Sadly my passion for reading has taken a turn for the professional. However I have to say they are quite enjoyable books as the rationale behind certain critical care I am giving is just amazing. The level of care is massively increased hence the patient being in critical condition however it is all the more fulfilling knowing that I have done everything I can to help them either maintain or improve on their current state.

Home

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Whilst studying and reading this is the scent that has been burning in the background. I cannot admit that it keeps the hunger at bay but it really does smell amazingly seasonal. Not one to hold on to the Christmas spirit when it has passed its time this is really something out of the ordinary for me!

With a sweet toffee kind of scent this is the perfect complement to those evenings where I just HAVE to study and need the extra oomph of calm feeling.

Listening To

Now as this is the clean version there are many words missing that may be constituted as offensive but really are just lyrics. Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip are two of the giants of the rap world and this song just accentuates their true talents. The other thing this video does is highlights how BAD Kanye West really is at rapping! After listening several times to this TUNE (!) it is ridiculously obvious that Kanye is really not needed. Try and see if you can notice his minuscule effort.

As I was listening to the new tune from Busta I figured a bit of the ‘Old Skool’ couldn’t be missed out! This tune was a big summer tune and the video just shows you how ‘fine’ Busta used to be in his younger days. Don’t get me wrong he is still awesome but back then – well . . . Enough of that!

Right back to reality! 

Over the next couple of days lists will be made with regards to the things I will be taking with me to Birmingham. So far we are pretty organised and almost ready for the off. The only thing that is on tender hooks is outfits!

So, what have you been Reading, Doing, Listening to?

 

Bargains & giving back!

For the first time I tagged along with Catherine from Vintage Frills on one of her thrifty shops. We visited around six shops in Worcester Park, Surrey. The one that stood out the most of for me was the Marie Curie shop. The manager Helen had a chat with us and told us all about her ambitions for the store. I hope that in the future the shop really does work out well for her and I will most definitely be back to visit and maybe even volunteer! Thanks Helen and I am sure we will be in touch. Check out Helen’s Facebook page for Marie Curie Worcester Park. Also this may be worth mentioning – if you are around the area or can get to this place and want something in particular then contact Helen and you may be in luck. 

Check out my haul

charity dvd haulTwo DVD’s for £2 – not a bad deal at all! A couple of weeks ago I commented on a post about When Harry Met Sally and now I have it all to myself.  I am pretty sure I already own 500 days of summer however if I do then it was all for charity and I can give it to Catherine!

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£4.50 for three books – now let me say I am so happy with this particular bit of my charity shop haul. Over the past couple of weeks Catherine (Vintage Frills) has been reading the Aaronovitch books and absolutely loves them. After reading what they are about and hearing her endless praise for the writer I was only too happy to find them for £1.50 each in the charity shop. Getting what I want and giving back – two in one and a bargain!

In total I believe we visited around 6 charity shops for different organisations and between us picked up various bargains. It is definitely an experience that I look forward to repeating and next time my budget will hopefully be bigger. On Monday I went out with a budget of £20 and the most expensive I bought was the coffee before we set out to be thrifty. I also came home with £15 of the originally budget.

Not bad for a day out at the shops! Keep checking back for more thriftiness!